This product contains a PowerPoint that explains how to multiply fractions by whole numbers using 3 different strategies including using a number line, using models, and putting the whole number over 1. The note taker goes along with the PowerPoint for an easy way for students to ensure they get all notes down.
The PowerPoint allows students to explore what multiplying fractions means using fraction manipulatives. It also gives practice using the 3 strategies through a teacher model or "I do" and a student and teacher practice or "we do" activity.
This product is aligned to but not limited to the following standards:
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
Understand a fraction a/b as a multiple of 1/b. For example, use a visual fraction model to represent 5/4 as the product 5 × (1/4), recording the conclusion by the equation 5/4 = 5 × (1/4).
Understand a multiple of a/b as a multiple of 1/b, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number. For example, use a visual fraction model to express 3 × (2/5) as 6 × (1/5), recognizing this product as 6/5. (In general, n × (a/b) = (n × a)/b.)
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